Human Traffic Watch

Human trafficking victim discovered through online ads

In Child Sex Trafficking, Forced Prostitution, Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking on February 3, 2013 at 9:23 am

The young Bakersfield girl at the center of a disturbing human trafficking case willingly joined a pair of adults in prostitution but had no idea she’d be taken so far from home, according to a federal criminal complaint obtained Wednesday.

The document, which also sheds light on how police found the 15-year-old girl, became public the day her accused pimp was indicted in the case.

Vernon McCullum III, also known as “Fifth,” was indicted on one count of illegal transportation of a minor for prostitution or other illegal sexual activity, said Natalie Collins, spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Nevada.

If convicted, McCullum faces a minium of 10 years to a maximum of life in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000, Collins said.

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